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16562 Gen. Willis A. Gorman CDV, 3/4 view, of the general in uniform. He was
elected to Congress from Indiana, and later served as governor of the Minnesota
Territory. He was commissioned colonel of the 1st Minn. Infantry. Later he
directed the 1st Brigade of Sedgewick’s division at Seven Pines and participated
in some minor operations during the Vicksburg campaign. Backmark E. & H.T
Anthony, New York. Trimmed corners. $225
Gorman, Willis A., brigadier-general, was born near
Flemingsburg, Ky., Jan. 12, 1814. He studied law at the Uni-
versity of Indiana in which he was graduated in 1835,
practiced his profession in Bloomington, was for several terms
in the state senate, and at the outbreak of the war with
Mexico, in 1846, was appointed major of Gen. Lane's
regiment of Indiana volunteers. He was wounded at Buena
Vista, was promoted colonel of the 4th Ind. volunteers in 1847,
and in 1848 was civil and military governor of Pueblo. After
the war he was representative in Congress from Indiana 1849-
53, governor of Minnesota territory in 1853-57, delegate to the
Minnesota state constitutional convention in 1857 and
representative in the state legislature in 1858.
He entered the Union army in 1861 as colonel of the 1st Minn.
regiment, was present at the battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861,
and on Sept. 7 was appointed brigadier-general of volunteers.
He commanded a brigade at the battles of Savage station,
South mountain, Edwards' ferry and Antietam, and led a
bayonet charge at Fair Oaks. He was at the head of the 2nd
division, 2nd corps, until the reorganization of the army
following McClellan's removal. He was mustered out
of the service in 1864 and resumed his practice of law in St.
Paul, being city attorney from 1869 until his death, May 20,